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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) : Which can do to get rid of mental anxiety

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) : Which can do to get rid of mental anxiety
Coronavirus seems to increase mental anxiety a lot - Pixbay

One of the most common psychological problems that occur in the UK is mental anxiety.

The dramatic changes that have taken place in our lives in the last few months due to the coronavirus epidemic seem to have increased our mental anxiety a lot. A new study shows that parents are particularly concerned about their children.

What do we call mental anxiety? And what is the way to get rid of this anxiety?


What is mental anxiety or worry?


When it is said that someone is suffering from anxiety or worry, it means more than stress or worries about something. We all think about something, or we suffer from stress. These are normal human reactions. It is better to react like this.

But when someone is constantly anxious, which becomes terribly frightening and from which there is no relief, then it is actually emotional anxiety or worry. This problem can become so severe that it can disrupt your entire life, disrupting your normal daily activities.

This will make you feel very anxious all the time, you will suffer from fatigue and you will not be able to concentrate on anything. You will have difficulty sleeping and you will feel depressed.

Often there are some symptoms that will affect the body. Such as increased heart rate, frequent breathing, body trembling, sweating, dizziness, diarrhea and feeling sick.

There are many types of mental anxieties. In some cases it may be too mild, in others, it may become too intense.

One in ten people will suffer from anxiety or some kind of phobia or fear at some point in their lives. But many do not go to the doctor for this.

Where can I get help?

People who suffer from mental anxieties should first try to relieve themselves of anxiety. The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the United Kingdom suggests that there are some strategies to help yourself, that you should try first. Such as:

  1. Talk to a friend or relative
  2. Join a self-help group or online support group
  3. Learning relaxation techniques
  4. Yoga exercises, exercise, reading books and listening to music. These can be very helpful

Experts say that even if you stop drinking and smoking, mental anxiety is reduced a lot.

Even then, if anxiety does not go away, there are many types of self-improvement books that can be used to help. These books describe a variety of therapies. E.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). These therapies can also be taken through the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

CBT therapy is basically an attempt to calm people who are suffering from anxiety by talking. When someone is suffering from anxiety due to a very large type of problem, it is advisable to talk to him and address the problem in small parts, then talk to him and divide the problem into smaller parts to solve them.

It is also very effective for children who suffer from severe mental distress. Parents can be taught this therapy so that they can give it to their children.

Nicky Lidbetter of Anxiety-UK, a UK-based think tank, says It is very important Don't let anyone be alone with anxiety. Her advice is to see a doctor and tell her the symptoms. "But this is not the only cure for everyone," he said.


Do children and young people also suffer from mental anxiety?

Kathy Cresswell is a Professor in the Department of Developmental Clinical Psychology at Oxford University. "Since the pressure of school is gone now, some people are struggling with their lives, while others are doing very well," he said.

Professor Cresswell conducted a survey of children and their parents in the first month of the lockdown that followed the start of the coronavirus epidemic. In it, he found, anxiety, sadness, and depression were on the rise among elementary school children.

However, such emotional problems have been seen less in the case of secondary school boys and girls. They said there was no such change in their minds or behavior.

Another survey of 13 and 14-year-olds found this to be the case. The survey found that the boys and girls were less anxious during the lockdown than they were last October. This means that there is a wide range of anxiety disorders among children as they age.

Another survey of 13 and 14-year-olds found this to be the case. The survey found that the boys and girls were less anxious during the lockdown than they were last October. This means that there is a wide range of anxiety disorders among children as they age.


The NHS offers five tips for parents to help distressed children and young children:

  •  Listen to them: Ask them how they are regularly so that they become accustomed to talking about their feelings
  • Stay connected to their lives: Show interest in them and the things that matter to them
  • Encourage adherence to a positive routine: Become a positive role model for them. Encourage them to go to bed at specific times, eat healthy foods, and participate in exercise and sports
  • Encourage their interest: Keeping them active, creative and learning new things and participating in a team is very important for mental health.
  • Give importance to what they say: Value what they say. Help them deal with difficult emotional issues


How mental anxiety begins

Mental anxiety can start from anything. Any change at work or school, starting with health or money. Relationships with someone can also be the cause. Any of this can be a cause for deep concern.

There are many possible causes for mental distress during a coronavirus epidemic. Fear of the virus, fear of going out, fear of infecting others with coronavirus, wearing a mask, or going back to normal life - there are thousands of such thoughts about what will happen in the future.

These worries are called corona-anxiety by Charitable organization Anxiety UK. They say the number of calls to their helpline for help has risen sharply since the coronavirus outbreak. Now those who call for help, their problems are much more complicated than usual. The calls are too long, says the company.

Psychiatrists say restrictions on adherence to lockdowns and social distances are disrupting people's previous routines. They are not able to visit their family and friends regularly. As a result, those who suffer from anxiety can take a turn for the worse.

In addition, many people do not seek help for this mental health problem for fear of coronavirus. As a result, the condition of many is becoming serious.

"Even if someone doesn't feel well, they can get help with this coronavirus epidemic," said Dr. Billy Boland of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. If you have any mental health problems, please contact your doctor. Use whatever mental health care you have. Use the NHS 111 online or telephone service for your mental health crisis.

Who is most at risk?

Mental anxiety is a mental health problem that happens very often. And now many people are worried about their lives.What has happened in your life, be it a big change or a cruel event - can push you into emotional turmoil.

And if you have a mental health problem, it can make you worry about anything very quickly. Many times the cause of this more emotional anxiety may be your genes or heredity inherited. Teenagers and young people often suffer from anxiety. Those who have special education needs or who come from low-income families are at great risk.

However, experts say that the long-term effects of children and young people being out of the classroom for a long time are not yet known.

"It's important to keep an eye on how boys and girls are adapting to changing school routines or uncertainties," said Face Cresswell.